Maharana Pratap Smarak
Open Time : Open 24 hours
Entry : free
Address : Maharana Pratap Smarak - Ajmer, Pushkar Road, near Haribhau Upadhyay Nagar Extension, Haribhau Upadhyay Nagar Extension, Nosar Ghati, Rajasthan, India
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Why to visit Maharana Pratap Smarak
The Maharana Pratap Memorial is a historical memorial honoring to Maharana Pratap Singh and his faithful steed Chetak. Maharana Bhagwat Singh Mewar took the initiative to build the monument in 1948, with the support of a people's trust. A life-size bronze sculpture of Maharana Pratap poised on his beloved horse, Chetak, stands at the memorial. Maharana Pratap's statue stands 11 feet tall and weighs 7 tonnes. Maharana Pratap regarded Chetak as a faithful companion, and he remained by him till his dying breath, before being murdered in the Haldighati fight between Rajputs and Mughals in 1576 AD.
The Maharana Pratap Memorial and its grounds are well-kept so that visitors can appreciate the scenic surroundings. The view from the top of the mountain is breathtaking. A museum depicts the annals of Chittorgarh and Kumbhalgarh, including the conflict of Haldighati. Maharana Pratap's companions, Hakim Khan Sur, Bhamashah, Bhilu Raja, and Jhalaman, are all commemorated with monuments.
The picturesque Japanese Rock Garden and the vestiges of one of Udaipur's forts, Moti Mahal, the palace of Maharana Pratap's father Maharana Udai Singh, are well worth seeing. In the nights, a light and sound performance depicting Mewar's thousand-plus years of power is presented.
How to reach ?
The Maharana Pratap Memorial is located on the eastern bank of Fateh Sagar Lake in Udaipur, at the summit of Moti Magri Hill, also known as Pearl Hill. The Udaipur City Palace is around 5 kilometres away, while the Udaipur Railway Station is about 5.5 kilometres away.
FAQ on Maharana Pratap Smarak
What time is the light and sound show at this location?
In the winter the time is 7.30 p.m. and in the summer it is 8.15 p.m.
What is the cost of a ticket to this sight?
The Light & Sound Show costs Rs. 35 per person and costs Rs. 20 for adults Rs. 10 for children.
Try not to miss the nighttime light and sound show, which portrays the history of the Rajputs' thousand-year dominance in Mewar, as well as all the legends and folklore linked with it.
By Inaaya Sharma